Orientated Strand Board (OSB) is similar to plywood in that the cross-orientation of strands that make up the board give it the same degree of strength and flexibility, making it the ideal material for a number of construction situations.
The main difference between plywood and OSB is that the latter is cheaper, which means it is more commonly used as a sheathing material in walls, floors and ceilings in modern construction. Two types of OSB are available to those looking to use the material: OSB2, the most cost-effective board on the market for structural and non-structural uses in dry, interior conditions, and OSB3, which is conditioned to withstand moisture and is therefore ideal for exterior structural uses such as roofing and hoarding.
Here at buildingmaterials.co.uk, we supply both types of OSB in a variety of sizes and dimensions at great prices. Another reason why OSB is used more and more in construction projects is that it is made from smaller, faster-growing trees and therefore complies with a sustainable programme of sourcing wood. This means that by using OSB you can rest assured that you are using an environmentally friendly material, which is compliant with FSC and PEFC building regulations.
Contact us today to discuss how we can supply you with cheap, versatile OSB through our expert service.